March 2 – 11, 2022
10 days
Pricing from Toronto
$4,409 CAD*
Pricing from Winnipeg
$4,599 CAD*
Activity Level

Explore Costa Rica, from beaches to jungle. Leave the capital San Jose behind and wind by the forest-clad peaks of Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Caribbean coast. Explore the waterways of Tortuguero by boat, and trek private jungle trails. Head west to Arenal and soak in natural hot springs in the shadow of a rumbling volcano. Cruise the lake at sunset in search of exotic birds and wildlife, and visit a coffee, cocoa and sugar cane plantation. Sample local dishes and liqueurs before taking to the treetops of Monteverde on an elevated walkway. Visit butterfly and hummingbird gardens and end at Manuel Antonio National Park where Pacific surf meets swaying palms under the watch of parrots and monkeys.

CAA Member-exclusive benefits:

  • $25 CAD Beverage card†
  • 50 CAA Dollars®^
  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance◊

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Toronto or Winnipeg to San José. Upon arrival, a private transfer to the hotel

Day 2

Tortuguero – Drive towards Tortuguero and pass Braulio Carrillo National Park, with breakfast en route. Upon arrival take to the low level rain forest and canals by boat B/L/D

Day 3

Tortuguero – Join a hiking tour through the Lodge’s private trail. In the afternoon, visit the museum, beach and city of Tortuguero B/L/D

Day 4

Arenal – Travel by boat and coach to Arenal Volcano. Experience one of the biggest hot springs in the world B/L/D

Day 5

Arenal – Explore the coastline and search for wildlife of Arenal Lake by boat. The remainder of the day at leisure B

Day 6

Monteverde – Transfer to Monteverde and tour El Trapiche Plantation to learn about the sugar cane, coffee and cocoa process. Ride a Costa Rican ox cart and experience the process of making liquor and candy followed by coffee and a traditional snack B/T

Day 7

Monteverde – Discover the cloud forest for the tree top walkways and the butterfly and hummingbird gardens. Lunch at the park B/L

Day 8

Manuel Antonio – Transfer to the eastern coast to Manuel Antonio for some relaxation. Remainder of the day at leisure B

Day 9

Manuel Antonio – Full-day at leisure B

Day 10

Private transfer to San José Airport for the return flight to Toronto or Winnipeg B

B - Breakfast | L - Lunch | D - Dinner | T - Tasting

Explore Costa Rica, the jewel of Central America

From cocoa to coffee, beaches to rainforests, discover a paradise between oceans where hot springs, jungle walks and butterflies vie for attention.

Package Includes

Extraordinary Explorations logo with a camera, plane, cell phone, cup of coffee, letters and notebook surrounding the logo.
• Return airfare from Toronto or Winnipeg to San José

• 1-night stay in first-class accommodation in San José

• 2-night stay in moderate-class accommodation in Tortuguero

• 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Arenal

• 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Monteverde

• 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Manuel Antonio

• Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and 1 tasting

• Land transportation via first-class motor coach

• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

• Local English-speaking naturalist guide throughout

• Destination transfers

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